Linda Watson-Brown

Linda Watson-Brown - Ghostwriter

Scotland, United Kingdom

I'm a UK-based ghostwriter with over 15 years of experience writing private commissions as well as bestselling titles for major publishers.

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Overview

I'm a bestselling, experienced ghostwriter based in the UK. I have worked on many commercial projects with major publishers and have written a number of bestselling titles.

In 2022, I have four books scheduled to appear with major publishers, and am developing proposals for two more. All of these will have been written in 2021, alongside a number of self-published titles.

I am currently working with the remarkable Shaneda Daly on her memoir, 'Sins of the Father,' which is published by John Blake books, with a major campaign planned in Ireland, followed by UK release later in the year. Della Wright's story, 'Trapped', is due for publication in September 2022 and will link to the vitally important campaign for 'Della's Law' which has received widespread media coverage. 'Sorry for your loss' by Kate Marsahll will be published in summer 2022 and looks at a year in the life of a mortuary. Scarlett Jones's memoir of 2020 will reach the Swedish market this year, and talks are underway for further books with two previous clients.

Before I started helping others to tell their stories, I was a journalist, working with most national UK newspapers and many magazines. I moved into ghostwriting when it became clear that there were many people who had a great deal to say, but limited opportunities for them to be heard.

My first book - 'The Step Child' - was a global bestseller and continues to hold its place in Amazon's Top 100 for this genre. From the point of writing that book, I realised it was fantastic privilege to be given the chance to help others speak out. I am particularly interested in memoirs which give a voice to the silenced, to those who have been oppressed and held back, but who now want to ensure the world hears their story. I have been lucky enough to work with many many publishers on books which cover everything from abuse survival to family issues, from psychic guides to animal adventures, from business ideas to lifestyle guides. I have worked on many projects which have been subject to Non Disclosure Agreements, and always maintain confidentiality.

Although I have always written, before journalism and ghosting, I was a university lecturer, and am still interested in political topics, particularly those of gender and sexual politics. I have written university textbooks and research papers, conference presentations and inaugural speeches, publicity material and columns, newspaper features and leader pieces.

I live on the beautiful North East coast of Scotland with my family and dog - but I do work internationally. Since lockdown, many projects have been completed through Zoom and clients have found that a very easy way to work - I'll be happy to offer this as an option for any future clients who prefer to use that approach.

I am able to respond very quickly to enquiries. I also offer a free, confidential 15-minute Zoom or telephone chat to potential clients.

I look forward to hearing your story!
Services
Short-Form Content
Languages
English (UK)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Health & Wellbeing
Parenting & Families
Political Science & Current Affairs
Psychology
Self-Help & Self-Improvement
True Crime

Work experience

Ghostwriter and author

Self-employed
April, 2005 – Present (about 17 years)

Ghostwriter and author with over fifteen years experience. Currently working on four book projects with major UK publishers and developing additional proposals.

Portfolio (21 selected works)

Just a Girl: A shocking true story of child abuse

Jones, Scarlett, Watson-Brown, Linda

Don't Say A Word

Marshall, Kate, Watson-Brown, Linda

LISTEN

PEZZUTO, DEBORAH, WATSON-BROWN, LINDA

Letters to Sarah

Payne, Sara

Groomed

Matthew, Laurie

Little Girl Left Behind

Harrison, Sheena

Never a Hero to Me

Black, Tracy

Miracle

Leask, Amanda

Sins of the Father

Shaneda Daly, Linda Watson-Brown

'I look back now and see that I never stood a chance. It's hard when you realise your whole childhood was taken away. I never got the chance to be a child.'Shaneda Daly was only 6 years old when her father started grooming her. For more than ten years, he would go on to sexually abuse and rape his daughter at least once a day. In her house of doom, the emotional and physical toll on Shaneda wa... read more

'I look back now and see that I never stood a chance. It's hard when you realise your whole childhood was taken away. I never got the chance to be a child.'Shaneda Daly was only 6 years old when her father started grooming her. For more than ten years, he would go on to sexually abuse and rape his daughter at least once a day. In her house of doom, the emotional and physical toll on Shaneda wa... read more

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